Once upon a time, in a country far, far away, in a magnificent castle, lived young, beautiful and wealthy Princess Cincilleta, unmarried but looking.
Beyond the stables, far from the opulence of the palace, lived a poor young blacksmith. Armani was good-looking, strong, well bronzed and had interesting needs.
One morning, the Princess was passing the forge and happened to spot Armani. “Oi! Handsome! My chamber! Tonight! Ten o’clock!” she commanded.
Armani told his apprentice who worried, “Bit of a poisoned chalice. Reckon you can deliver?”
The blacksmith smiled enigmatically. He was hoping for some quality time on the rack.
For Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge.